Monica Gotta

Sofia Barbieri

Sofia Barbieri

Postdoctoral fellow

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Sofia Barbieri graduated in Bio-Medical Physics in 2015 at the University of Pavia, Italy.

She approached the field of radiation biology during her Master and she continued in that direction during her doctoral studies. She achieved her PhD in Physics in 2018, with a thesis entitled: “DNA damage by charged and neutral radiation at different spatial and temporal scales: integrating Monte Carlo simulations with in vitro experiments”, carried out in collaboration with the Columbia University Medical Center, New York (USA).

After one year of Post-Doc in Pavia, where she focused on X-ray effects on lymphocyte subsets in co-culture with colorectal adenocarcinoma cells, in 2019 she moved to Switzerland, joining the Laboratory of Asymmetric Cell Division led by Prof. Monica Gotta at the PHYM Department, UNIGE.

She is now investigating the complex dynamics of cell polarity markers in the C. elegans 1-cell embryo and the process of cytoplasmic protein gradient formation.

Her interests are at the interface between physics and biology, especially on the modelling of complex biological phenomena using computational and Monte Carlo tools.